Reviews

“I share this with you as testimony of the inspiration you have instilled in us as I know you join with me in pride with the culture of philanthropy we are building here!

“Thank you for all your insights, counsel and friendship to get us to this point and all the fruits to come of our relationship! You do very strategic, savvy work and I feel fortunate you carved out time and energy to help us build something great here in terms of our sustainability efforts.”
Brent Dillinger, CEO

CROSSROADS OF WESTERN IOWA

“In the time Michael Geis has consulted with me, I have benefited tremendously from our strong mentor/mentee relationship – so much so that I believe he has shifted the way I think about my work. 

“He approaches all our conversations without bias or concern for metrics or office politics. Rather, his focus is always on 1) what will provide the most meaningful experience for the donor(s) and 2) what behaviors or activities I might incorporate to support my own professional growth. He questions me in a way that is educational and constructive. He tests my knowledge in a gentle and validating way. He reinforces everything that I am doing right and helps me see my own potential when I’m limiting myself.

“Most importantly, Michael mentors me with conviction and passion. His love for development is contagious, genuine, and inspiring.”
Rebecca Wagner, Major Gift Officer

ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

“I have worked with many consulting groups over the years and have found that what the Geis Group offers is different. They use your skills and help you develop those skills into something that you can call your own. Wonderful and caring people that are really helpful!” 
Les Mach, Planned Giving Officer

THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION OF THE DIOCESE OF LINCOLN, NE

“The Geis Group provided more than the execution of a feasibility study inside a restrictive box. They helped us “color outside the lines,” push ourselves to dig deeper, and gently and professionally guided us into new territory. The results were invaluable lessons, new skills, confidence building and an awareness of our options, needs and capabilities as we move forward in mapping out our organization’s future.” 
Danelle Myer, Marketing Director

THE GRETCHEN SWANSON CENTER FOR NUTRITION

“They added value to our organization: from development audits, campaign management, to strategic planning. I know I can count on them to be a trusted advisor in all development related matters today and into the future!”  
Brent Dillinger, CEO

CROSSROADS OF WESTERN IOWA

“Working with The Geis Group on our campaign planning study was a pleasure from beginning to end. They clearly outlined the process and responsibilities, kept our internal team on track with deadlines, and provided valuable insight for our campaign. Marla and Michael took the time to understand our project, goals, and concerns early in the process. Not only were they great in working with our staff, several supporters also commented on how enjoyable the interviews were, and how engaging and knowledgeable Marla and Michael were about the project. The final report provided realistic goals for our campaign, suggestions for maximizing our success, and a clear road map for moving forward.”
Melissa Filipi, Director of Philanthropy

AUDUBON NEBRASKA

“Thank YOU, Mike!! Everyone has felt a tremendous amount of value from our time together. We know working the plan is the way to maximize our abilities. Your expertise and wisdom has only confirmed what we know is possible. We look forward to sharing our success with you.”
Heath Stukenholtz, Chief Development Officer

TABITHA

“We appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge with our team! You have a great mastery of the right words to use in so many situations! Thank you for sharing your talents.”
Gina Cotton, Director of Development 

TABITHA

Everyone gets to decide how happy they want to be. Because everyone gets to decide how grateful they are willing to be.

– Ann Voskamp